NHGOP CALLS ON KUSTER TO ADDRESS UNANSWERED QUESTIONS ABOUT HER DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAXES

Concord, NH- New Hampshire Republican State Committee Communications Director Meg Stone released the following statement today on unanswered questions about reports (WMUR, 2/4/13) that Congresswoman Annie Kuster has been delinquent on more than $40,000 in property taxes over the past three years:

"Congresswoman Kuster owes her constituents an honest explanation about why she was delinquent on more than $40,000 in property taxes on her primary residence and her exclusive White Mountain vacation home. She needs to personally explain why she finally decided to pay her fair share of taxes only after the media started asking her questions about her long history of missed payments.

"During her time in Washington, Congresswoman Kuster has blindly supported her party leadership's plans for more reckless spending increases and taxes hikes that would devastate small businesses. She has even advocated for the implementation of disastrous statewide income tax that would destroy the New Hampshire Advantage. 

"Congresswoman Kuster wants working families to pay more taxes, yet she repeatedly failed to pay her own tax bill despite a reported net worth of almost $2 million. Her loyal support for job-killing economic policies raises even more questions about her unwillingness to meet her own tax obligations that must be addressed.

"When times are tough and our neighbors are struggling, people understand; but when your net worth is nearly $2 million and you have established a pattern of non-payment, your constituents deserve an answer.”